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The Dunham Bible Museum is privileged to be a Refo500 Partner, commemorating the 500 year legacy of the Reformation.
Houston Baptist University Dunham Bible Museum
 The Dunham Bible Museum, with its extensive collection of rare Bibles, is dedicated to telling the story of the most important book in the world. On public display are:
  • ancient manuscripts 
  • decoratively illuminated medieval Scriptures
  • examples of the earliest printed Bibles
  • the earliest Bibles in English
  • the earliest Bibles printed in America
  • Bible translations from across the centuries and around the world.

The Museum's creative exhibits awaken and enhance an appreciation of the history, preservation, and influence of the one Book most influential in individual lives and in the culture of civilizations.


SPECIAL EXHIBIT:
Khirbet el-Maqatir: History of a Biblical Site
January 21 - December 19, 2014, a special exhibit of artifacts from excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir, possibly the site of the Biblical Ai, in cooperation with the Associates for Biblical Research.  Over 40 objects from excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir, dating from the Late Bronze Age through the Byzantine period, have been brought from Israel to HBU for this exhibit.  Included is the scarab which Christianity Today named as the top biblical archaeological find of 2013.

Lectures from the Archaeological Conference addressing the significance of the excavations at Khirbet el-Maqatir are available online.

COMING EVENTS:
 A special exhibit on the St. John's Bible will be on display beginning Janaury 2015.

"Israel in Egypt" - October 9, 2014, 7 pm, Belin Chapel
A lecture on archaeolgical finds and inscriptions from Israel's time in Egypt, by Douglas Petrovich, an archaeologist, Egyptologist, and  professor at The Shepherds Seminary.

"Heaven in a Nightclub" - February 26, 2015, 7 pm, Belin Chapel
A lecture and performance by Dr. William Edgar, professor of apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary, on the Bible and Jazz.